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Taking different medicine for anxiety. Have fast breathing. Side effect?

Hi, My self kumar d from india. 1.4 yrs back one morning suddenly i feel nervous , sweating, breathing fast, some where fear.with these symptoms i have spended 2 weeks, i feel weak, bad dreams, scare, fear, high breath, so i consulted a doctor, he said that i am an anxiety patient. and given xet cr 12.5 for 2 months, then after paxidep cr 25mg 3 months, then again paxidep 12.5 for 2 months, then again paxidep cr 25mg 4 months..i felt very good while taking these medicines, now i am taking paxidep 12.5mg, when ever i take 25mg to 12.5 i feel some symptoms fast breathy, uneasy. Please suggest me can i go with 25mg or 12.5 mg.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the description of your symptoms, it is likely that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. Paxidep (Paroxetine) is an SSRI anti-depressant / anti-anxiety medication. It is a safe and non-addictive medication, effective in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety disorders.

However the dosage of medication will depend upon the severity of the symptoms and the response to medication. It is not possible to advise you on the dosage without a detailed history or a psychological assessment. So, please continue to take the medication as prescribed, and if any problems, discuss with you psychiatrist about the dosage.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response
Thanks for your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of anxiety disorder with a possibility of panic attacks. Paroxetine is an effective and recommended anti-anxiety drug. The dosage can vary from 12.5-37.5 mg. Adjusting of dosage can be done after a thorough evaluation of both the symptoms and response to medication by your psychiatrist. Hope you find the information useful.
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